Sweden’s best workplace
Sweden’s best workplace
The Swedish magazine “Veckans Affärer” has selected Sweden’s best workplace in terms of gender, the proportion of female managers, gender equality and the distribution of wages. KappAhl end up, as the only western Swedish company and the only fashion company, among the top five, in no particular order.
- This is fantastic and we are very proud. It is a conscious effort which after hard work paid off, says Kajsa Räftegård, Vice President HR & Public relations.
Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer conducted a comprehensive listing of Sweden’s best workplaces. 112 large companies responded to an extensive survey of how employers take consideration to the employee’s life situation. The rating has been made on distribution of manager’s gender equality, wage distribution, the proportion of women with permanent positions who work full time and equal opportunity of genders.
Veckans Affärer motivation for KappAhl reads:
“One of the best companies for women to work in, they have the highest proportion of women on all levels of management and best outcome in terms of wages. KappAhl fulfils the parental insurance, they have a parent-friendly policy and gender equality. “
- We’re extra thrilled that a company in the retail sector are rewarded. KappAhl work on a long-term basis with leadership development and career opportunities and we put great effort in creating a workplace that encourages creative ideas. Our success comes from a culture that balances high standards with flexibility in working hours and forms of meetings, says Kajsa Räftegård.
KappAhl will together with four of the other qualifying Johnson & Johnson, Polarbröd, SEB and 3 presents during a ceremony today, Wednesday, November 18 at 2.30 pm on Audi Forum, Kungsträdgården 18.
For more information please contact:
Kajsa Räftegård, VP HR & Public relations Phone: +46 704 71 56 49
Annette Björklund, Head of information Phone: +46 704 71 56 31
KappAhl is a leading fashion chain with close to 360 stores and 4,800 employees in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland and the Czech Republic. KappAhl sells good-value fashion to a wide range of consumers – women, men and children – with a particular focus on women in the 30 to 50 age group with families. All KappAhl garments are designed by its own fashion team. In 1999, KappAhl was the first fashion chain to receive environmental management standard certification. KappAhl’s sales for the 2009/2010 financial year totalled SEK 5.1 billion and its operating income amounted to SEK 551 million. KappAhl’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholmexchange. For further information, please visit www.kappahl.com.